Bella Hadid's Go-To Shoes Should Be Yours, Too — Here's Why
In a time where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, it can be difficult to decide which ones to hold on to and truly invest your time and money in. If you're not sure how to even start this search for the perfect shoe capsule, you might want to consider looking to one of the world's biggest supermodels. From of-the-moment sneakers to a classic '90s grunge boot, Bella Hadid's shoe collection is something to be admired — and emulated.
For the past few years, Hadid — and her older sister Gigi — has solidified herself as a bonafide style maven, successfully executing even the trickiest of trends (here's looking at you, bike shorts). But, it's the model's fancy footwear that is truly something to behold. She somehow manages to take the most old-school and sometimes polarizing styles and makes them feel chic and fresh.
Plus, regardless of whether or not you have a model's budget, you can still find a something on the market that fits the Hadid bill. Plenty of affordable brands like Zara and Topshop make model-approved styles like sling-backs and knee-high boots at price points that won't leave you with buyer's remorse. And, if you're ready to splurge, there are obviously luxe brands that are ready to serve up a combat boot or chunky sneaker to take you from season to season.
Ready to walk the Hadid walk? Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best of her recent shoe moments for you to make your own.
Hadid has long been a lover of the '90s-style grunge boot: She wears them with everything from mini dresses to patterned trousers. The chunky shoes are the perfect way to add some edge to even the sweetest of outfits. Plus, they look better as they age so you shouldn't worry about getting them a little dirty.
When Hadid wore her go-to pair while out in New York City back in May, she made a strong case for adding a dark and clunky shoe to an otherwise crisp outfit. Follow her lead and wear your combat boots with a softer, more frilly dress for a model-approved ensemble.
In addition to her love for statement-making boots, Hadid has shown affection for more polished, sleek pumps such as the classic slingback style. Whether she coordinates them with a whimsy mini dress or with a pair of slouchy cargo pants, the model definitely has an affinity for the silhouette.
So many of your favorite brands are making similar versions to Hadid's faves lately. Celebrity-adored brand Aquazzura makes a fiery red version that will add a kick of color to even the simplest little black dress. Alternatively, cult-favorite brand Schutz makes a pair that retails for under $200 that can be worn just about anywhere. Swap out your usual pumps for a pair of slingbacks for a little upgrade that will make all the difference.
Knee-high boots should always have a place in your closet. Not only to they add sultriness to any look, but they make even the tiniest of mini dresses more appropriate for colder temperatures. Bella made a strong case for a completely monochrome look while out in Paris at Fashion Week back in March. To fight the frigid weather, Hadid paired her cream-colored Chanel boots with a matching oversized trench coat and black accessories.
While white boots will surely make a statement this fall, a pair of black boots might be more practical. Wear them with your favorite summer dress to perfectly transition frocks as the seasons change. For a bolder choice, Simmi London makes thigh-high croc-effect boots that are priced under $100. On the other side of the price spectrum, female-founded brand Tamara Mellon makes a pair of slouchy boots that are perfectly on trend right now — and budget-friendly.
It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that a pair of white Dad-inspired sneakers are one of the model's favorites. Hadid was an early adopter of the trend, and has been steadily wearing them over the past few years. Back in March, she was spotted in an an all-white pair with a beige set while out in Paris during Fashion Week. She's also been known to wear them with other trendy basics like bike shorts and oversized hoodies, as well as formal dresses.
To steal Hadid's exact look, opt for neutral-colored suits with longer hemlines that lend a more relaxed feel. Try pairing your white sneakers with other cream or white pieces for the perfect end-of-summer vibe. Come fall, swap out your white trousers for black leather ones to transition the staple into the fall season.